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Crypto: What more proof do the neighsayers need?

Many moons ago, my colleagues and I used to get very excited whenever crypto appeared in the mainstream press; we’d excitedly shared the newspaper online links over whatsapp at weird times of day and night.  Now, I’m glad to say, we don’t bother, because crypto appears in national publications daily!  Annoyingly, that press coverage can still vergeContinue reading “Crypto: What more proof do the neighsayers need?”

End of lockdown euphoria!

Last week Boris Johnson announced the intended, cautious, timetable to exit from lockdown.  Assuming that the vaccination program is victorious over this dreadful virus, it is hoped that it is our last lockdown.   We cannot underestimate the human cost; 123,000 deaths so far with undoubtedly more to come, missed education for children, families and friends unable toContinue reading “End of lockdown euphoria!”

Financial Institutions & Crypto: Unlikely friends

Financial institutions and the cryptocurrency have a long and complex history, marked by mutual mistrust and misunderstanding.  On the one hand, for banks, asset managers and hedge funds, I can appreciate that the new kid on the block can be seen as a plucky upstart intent on “eating their  lunch”.  The crypto industry seeks to be the anthesisContinue reading “Financial Institutions & Crypto: Unlikely friends”

Opportunity in Volatility

Owning cryptocurrency can feel a bit like riding a roller coaster.  It goes up, it goes down, and just when you think things are calm, round again we go.  The volatility is framed by the media as the bogeyman: every time crypto goes up solidly, the underinformed and poorly researched journalists in mainstream media vociferously protest “BUBBLE”Continue reading “Opportunity in Volatility”

Onboarding during a pandemic

It has been an odd year for recruiting; trying to find amazing team members without  physically meeting them is a tall order.  So much of our communication, up to 93%, is non-verbal, so reading body language, checking for emotional intelligence, and working out potential culture fit, via zoom can be challenging!   Pre COVID I joined a business lastContinue reading “Onboarding during a pandemic”

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